“A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.” -from The Open Definition
Show the world your Data is open by adding a /open page to your site.
/open is an initiative to help make Open Data easier to find and to help organizations orient themselves in the Open Data community. In the same way you have a /contact or /about page on your website so people can find and learn about you quickly, you should have also have a /open page.
What goes on your organization’s /open page?
Each organization is different so you will have to craft your own /open page – we can, however, provide some guidance. At a minimum, you should state who you are and your mission, describe the datasets you are sharing and how they can be accessed, and explain the terms under which your data can be used by others. To get started, take a look at our Guidelines page.
Add your Open Data site to the /open Directory.
Do you have Open Data you want others to use? Let us know and we’ll help spread the word.
Get the /open Badge for your Open Data site.
Do you want to help spread Open Data? Choose your favorite /open Badge to display on your own website!
Blog about /open and contribute to the /open Blog
Join the /open Team
Tobias Eigen set up SlashOpen in September 2011 as a contribution to the Open Data community, inspired by discussions at the Open Data for Development Camp in May 2011. Mark Root Wiley designed the badge and banner. If you’re interested in helping shape /open and drive it forward, get in touch!